Acclaimed Nigerian author speaks at Harvard Class…

Acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has addressed Harvard University's graduates at the school's annual pre-commencement Class Day festivities

Rain from Gulf floods Southeast; tropical storm…

Heavy rains from the Gulf of Mexico are causing flooding in the Southeastern United States ahead of what could become the season's first tropical storm

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Among 10 Things to Know: Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into 'spygate'; NFL owners approve policy aimed at quelling firestorm over anthem protests; Yulia Skripal says recovery from poisoning 'slow, painful.'

Saddam's Superyacht Gets a New Use

Saddam Hussein's swanky superyacht , built for the Iraqi dictator in 1981 but never actually boarded by him, has a new use: It's a sailors' hotel, to be used by the sea pilots who guide shipping in and out of Iraq's port at Basra, many of whom live far from the...

Police: Officer's gun goes off, striking man in burning home

Police say an officer's gun discharged during an altercation, striking a man who refused to leave a burning house in Maryland

Viewpoint: Is Trump playing into Kim Jong-un's…

North Korea expert Jean Lee describes the best possible outcome of a summit with Kim Jong-un.

Just Standing Near a BBQ Grill May Increase…

A newly published study says skin absorbs cancer causing compounds that are released by barbecue grills.

Congress OKs Trump bid to widen private care at…

Congress delivered a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system

Los Angeles police Investigate complaints against USC doctor

Police have opened a criminal investigation into years of complaints against a University of Southern California gynecologist accused in lawsuits of groping patients

Amazon, Starbucks pledge money to repeal Seattle…

Amazon, Starbucks, Vulcan and other companies have pledged a total of more than $350,000 toward an effort to repeal Seattle's newly passed tax on large employers intended to combat homelessness

Family rejoices at finding of soldier's World War II plane

When Tom Kelly's relatives got word that his World War II B-24 bomber had finally been found, a wave of exhilaration and grief washed over them

Uber ends self-driving program in Arizona after…

Uber's self-driving cars won't return to streets of Arizona following crash that killed woman crossing a darkened street

Texas governor supports 2 small gun rules after…

Governor meets with gun groups in wake of Texas school shooting that killed 10

New York City to consider ban on plastic straws

Plastic straws and stirrers could soon be banned in bars, restaurants and coffee shops in New York City

Tennessee Parole Board divided over release in…

The Tennessee Board of Parole is divided on whether to release a woman serving a life sentence for killing a man when she was a 16-year-old prostitute

France's Macron takes on Facebook's Zuckerberg in…

France's Macron takes on Facebook CEO Zuckerberg, other tech companies in push for stricter rules on data privacy, taxes

Grand jury says police shooting of Georgia man justified

Georgia grand jury says fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man by police was justified because he pointed BB pistol at officers

Science Says that Men May be Better at Directions…

A new study from UCSB reveals that men may have better navigation skills than women. Tony Spitz as the details.

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

A federal judge has ruled that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he blocks critics on Twitter because of their political views

More than $8M awarded to victim of cult in trafficking case

More than $8 million has been awarded to a woman who alleged that the spiritual leader of a cult forced her to work without pay for a decade

New wind projects would deliver enough power for 600K homes

Massachusetts and Rhode Island have announced offshore wind projects aimed at delivering a combined 1,200 megawatts of energy